Join Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner and President of the Royal Society, who will discuss his new book Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome with Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs.
Remarking on the book, Roger Highfield said: ‘This exhilarating account of the race to understand the molecular machine that turns genes into flesh and blood is remarkable for its candid insights into the way science is really done, by human beings with all their talents and foibles. Venki Ramakrishnan, an outsider in the race, gives an insider’s view of the decades-long quest to map the million atoms in the machine to fathom the fundamentals of life, pave the way for new antibiotics, and share the glory of the Nobel prize.’
This talk will be followed by a book signing in the main Museum Shop on Level 0.